Former CDC Director under President Obama said that New York state and New York City coronavirus deaths could have been dramatically lower had the mayor and governor acted sooner to impose social distancing and other measures.
This totally explains why De Blasio has been so insistent on blaming President Trump for the number of NYC deaths, it’s to hide his own culpability.
Via NY Upstate:
“The former director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says New York could have reduced the number of deaths from coronavirus by up to 80% if it acted sooner.
Tom Frieden, who also previously served as commissioner of the New York City Health Department, tells The New York Times that the Empire State should have closed schools and non-essential businesses two weeks earlier than it did and begun social distancing at the beginning of March.
“Flu was coming down, and then you saw this new ominous spike. And it was COVID. And it was spreading widely in New York City before anyone knew it,” Dr. Frieden told the newspaper. “You have to move really fast. Hours and days. Not weeks. Once it gets a head of steam, there is no way to stop it.”
2 days later & NYC deaths would have doubled. Days earlier & so many deaths could have been prevented. A warning to all: #COVID19 moves fast, we must move faster to increase physical distancing. https://t.co/GxsLrzPMXr pic.twitter.com/Pojy9V0a2J
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) April 6, 2020
Governor Cuomo has become sort of a hero on the left with many clamoring for him to replace the mentally deficient Joe Biden.
This should put a stop to all of that talk.